VISUAL ARTS + MUSEUMS
SNAP: THIRTY ARTISTS CELEBRATE THIRTY YEARS (PrintHouston 2012)
May 25-July 6, 2012
Art League Houston is excited to present the Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP) thirtieth anniversary exhibition, SNAP: THIRTY ARTISTS CELEBRATE THIRTY YEARS. To celebrate this milestone, SNAP has invited thirty artists from Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe to create and produce an edition of hand-pulled prints. These chosen artists represent a rich history of SNAP,...
Art League Houston is excited to present the Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP) thirtieth anniversary exhibition, SNAP: THIRTY ARTISTS CELEBRATE THIRTY YEARS. To celebrate this milestone, SNAP has invited thirty artists from Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe to create and produce an edition of hand-pulled prints. These chosen artists represent a rich history of SNAP, from one of the original founders (Marc Siegner) to artists who have supported and contributed to SNAP programming over the years.
The opening reception is 6 - 9 PM Friday, May 25, 2012 with an artist talk at 7:00 PM. The exhibition is on view until July 6, 2012 in the Project Art League Gallery. This exhibition is the kick-off event for 2012 PRINTHOUSTON.
David Armstrong (Ontario), Kim Bauer (Texas), Derek Besant (Alberta), Marc Bovey (Nova Scotia), Sean Caulfield (Alberta), Steven Dixon (Alberta), Nick Dobson (Alberta), Karen Dugas (Alberta), Wayne Eastcott (British Columbia), John Ford (Ontario), Kyla Fischer (Alberta), Nancy Fox (Ontario), Helen Gerritzen (Alberta/Texas), Sandy Haeseker (Alberta), Libby Hague (Ontario), Kim Huynh (Alberta), Tomoyo Ihaya (British Columbia), Liz Ingram (Alberta), Walter Jule (Alberta), Karen Kunc (Nebraska), Bill Laing (Alberta), Guy Langevin (Quebec), Goedele Peeters (Belgium), Andrea Pinheiro (Ontario), Daniela Schlueter (Alberta), Marc Siegner (Alberta), Jon Swindler (Georgia), Michiko Suzuki (British Columbia), Anna Szul (Alberta), Caitlin Wells (Alberta)
Society of North Alberta Print Artists (SNAP)
In 1982, a handful of artists established SNAP as an independent, cooperatively run fine art print shop in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Since then, SNAP has grown to become one of Canada’s premier centres for research and innovation in printmaking, as well as providing a unique forum for discussion and examination of critical and theoretical issues related to printmaking and image culture. SNAP is dedicated to the promotion of both traditional and experimental printmaking practices including prints, artists’ books, posters and print-based installation as well as new, experimental and hybrid forms.
PRINTHOUSTON 2012 is a summerlong print festival organized by PrintMatters, a Houston arts organization dedicated to promoting traditional and non-traditional printmaking, encourage print collecting, and further the professional growth of our members.
PRINTHOUSTON 2012 aims to bring together some of the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking today. The event will feature an exciting program of print-inspired exhibitions by emerging and established, local, national and international artists at a host of top art galleries, non-profits art spaces, museums, and artist run spaces within Houston.
A series of lectures, panel discussions, special events, and workshops will explore the long and varied traditions of printmaking, and will spotlight innovative works in lithography, mezzotint, etching, collograph, and woodcut.
Also on view at Art League Houston: The Emotional Life of a Spy by Sasha Dela and Tu Eres O No Tu Eres Mi Baby (Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby): Paintings by Ricky Armendariz.
Press release image, left to right (below):
Sean Caulfield, Cyprian, Mezzotint, 20 x 15", 2012,
Marc Siegner, Pillow Talk, Digital and Screen, 15 x 20", 2012,
Tomoyo Ihaya, Mind Scape, Intaglio, 15 x 20", 2012. (also pictured above)
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